Memoirs

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Royal Astronomical Society. IV. On the rectification of the Equatorial Instrument.
By J. F. Littrom, Director of the Imperial Observatory at Vienna. (Translated by the
Foreign Secretary.) Read March 12, 1824. THE English and German artists have
of late given such great perfection to astronomical instruments, that it becomes
desirable and even necessary to replace the hitherto customary means of using
them by better and more This is particularly the case with the equatorial, ...

Memoirs Of The Royal Astronomical Society

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Royal Astronomical Society. and Declination." Montucla conjectures* that "
Hipparchus described the Constellations with their stars on a solid globe, and
that he placed this sphere in the school of Alexandria ; for Ptolemy, desiring to
prove that the relative position of the stars had not changed since Hipparchus,
requests that they may be compared with the positions on the solid globe of that
Astronomer." The Catalogue of Hipparchus is supposed to have contained the
positions of 1080 ...

Memoirs Of The Royal Astronomical Society

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and Declination." Montucla conjectures* that " Hipparchus described the
Constellations with their stars on a solid globe, and that he placed this sphere in
the school of Alexandria ; for Ptolemy, desiring to prove that the relative position
of the stars had not changed since Hipparchus, requests that they may be
compared with the positions on the solid globe of that Astronomer." The
Catalogue of Hipparchus is supposed to have contained the positions of 1080
stars for the Epoch B.C. 128.

Memoirs Of The Royal Astronomical Society Vol Ix

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The details of the observations are printed in the seventh volume of the
Cambridge Observations (for 1834, page 182.) I have only to state here, that the
observations were excellent: that the method of making the observations was
exactly the same as that described in my paper in the sixth volume of the
Memoirs of the Royal Astronomical Society (twelve sets of transits being taken for
each measure, six in one position of the equatorial and six in the other): that the
equatorial was in ...

Memoirs Of The Royal Astronomical Society Vol V

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and we are now assembled as the Royal Astronomical Society, with the
Sovereign as our Patron. Another important alteration in the condition of our body
is on the eve of taking place, and, but for some technical delays, would have
been this day announced as completed; viz. the obtaining a charter, and thus
commencing an existence more immediately recognised by the laws. The
motives for this proceeding have been already submitted to you, and have
received your approbation ...

Memoirs Of The Royal Astronomical Society Vol Xxx

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He became a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1831, and of the Royal
Society in 1852. He died at his residence at Carshalton on the 21st of June, 1860
, and was buried in his family grave at Norwood Cemetery. The works of Mr.
Simms are too numerous to be described here, most of them are well known, and
accounts of some are to be found in the Memoirs of the Society. By his connexion
with Troughton Mr. Simms could not but acquire a well-known name; but it must
be ...